Famous for its colony of harbor seals, lazing in the sun at the mouth of the Russian River. Noted for its mystical-looking rock archway, as well.
Coastal Highway 1
Nearby Coastal Highway 1 attractions
1. Shell Beach
Just south of the small town of Jenner, a boardwalk and trail leads out to a stretch perfect for tide-pooling and beachcombing.
2. Duncan’s Landing
Small boats unload near this rocky headland in the morning. A good place to spot wildflowers in the spring.
3. Portuguese Beach
Very easy to access; sheltered coves between rocky outcroppings.
4. Schoolhouse Beach
A very pleasant beach with parking (but no other facilities); can be prone to riptides so swimmers should take care.
5. Salmon Creek Beach
Situated around a lagoon, with 2 miles of hiking and good waves for surfing.
6. Grove of the Old Trees
Outside Occidental and up on a ridge off Fitzpatrick Lane, Grove of the Old Trees is a peaceful, 28-acre forest of old-growth redwoods. The forest and its…
7. Ren Brown Collection Gallery
The renowned collection of modern Japanese prints and California works at this small gallery is a tranquil escape from the elements. Check out the…
8. Fort Ross State Historic Park
A curious glimpse into Tsarist Russia’s exploration of the California coast, the salt-washed buildings of Fort Ross State Historic Park offer a…